The article contains an interactive map, from which I drew this data:
For Men Middlesex County Ranked 36thThat would be 77.3 years for men and 81.4 years for women.
For Women Middlesex County Ranked 53rd
Overall, the top US county for men was Fairfax County, Virginia (81.1 years). For women it was "Collier County , Fla., which includes Naples (86 years)". The lowest numbers were for Holmes County, Mississippi, which was 65.9 years for men and 73.5 years for women.
The depressing part of the article is the lede and the second paragraph:
Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nation’s overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy over two decades.My question is to what extent this is due to the increasing number of single parent families and other impediments to passing on successful life skills?
In one-quarter of the country, girls born today may live shorter lives than their mothers, and the country as a whole is falling behind other industrialized nations in the march toward longer life, according to the study.
As this Congressional Budget Office Graphic shows, in 2020 Federal health care spending will be chewing up more than a quarter of the Federal budget. With interest it will be 41% of the budget. That is a big chunk.
As a side note, one of the research team leaders is a Dr Christopher J. L. Murray. He used to be at Harvard University, but was lured to the University of Washington in Seattle by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
I found this on a tip from someone living in Southeast Asia. The Internet is a wonderful thing.
Regards — Cliff